Careless Spurs must toughen up at Toffees

Everton v Tottenham Hotspur – Premier League – Goodison Park – Friday 8pm – Preview

Taking the load has been torture and torment for Tottenham Hotspur.

The Lilywhites have carelessly tossed away eighteen points from winning positions this season, the latest example a 3-1 setback to Manchester United in N17 after Heung-Min Son had given the North Londoners the lead five minutes before the interval.

Underfire boss, Jose Mourinho offered an ‘all or nothing, response at his pre-match press conference, to the reasoning behind these continued lapses: “I know why it happened and I know also that you can look at it in a different perspective.

“A team that starts matches well and starts winning matches means something positive, means something positive that you like to forget – the positive aspect of that.

“But I agree with you in the sense that if you’re in winning positions and you lose points from winning positions, there are also negative things side by side to it.”

Add those lost points and Tottenham are propelled into second place: “That’s what I’m not ready to discuss with you. I think it has to do with some of our qualities as a team but I’m not ready to discuss with you,” he added.

Spurs head to Goodison and will face an Everton side without a win in four but who could leapfrog Spurs with a win on Friday evening. Mourinho will once again be without Matt Doherty and Ben Davies, while Son is expected to feature a week on from suffering horrendous racist abuse on social media after an incident involving United’s Scott McTominay.

Jeevesie’s prediction: Everton 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

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Brian Jeeves

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